This is a stunning 1970s knotted wool rug from the Boujad region, with cotton and occasional boucherouite (recycled textile) embellishment on a hard-wearing textile base. The rug is handwoven in a colourful palette of pinks, oranges and black in a random pattern, and completed with plaited fringing at one end. In several places, the coloured weft shows through, adding texture to the design. A beautiful example of tribal art.
2.95 m x 1.75 m / 9' 8" x 5' 9".
Rugs from the Boujad region of Morocco, woven by the women of the Haouz plain, are very creative and will add a touch of ethnic flair to any home. These tribal art rugs are also very collectible. Some of our vintage Boujad rugs feature more traditional square or checkerboard patterns which give them a structure unlike carpets from other regions of Morocco. Others are wild, spontaneous and carefree, the weaver seemingly throwing caution to the wind as she incorporates multitudes of exceptionally bright colours, lines, tribal symbols and motifs into her unique design. She may play with one particular colour palette or with light and shade; she may add a person, an animal or a scene from memory. Each Boujad rug is truly unique. Tribal art at its best!